PhD Researcher

    Floris Mertens


    Floris Mertens (1998) works as a PhD researcher at the Financial Law Institute of Ghent University. In 2021, he received a scholarship from the Special Research Fund of Ghent University (BOF) to prepare a PhD dissertation regarding a legal analysis of the use of artificial intelligence in support of decision-making at board level of companies. One year later, he was granted an additional fellowship from the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) in support of his on-going project. Prof. dr. Hans De Wulf supervises his PhD research.

    Floris Mertens holds a degree of Master of Laws, obtained summa cum laude at Ghent University in 2021. During his time in law school, he interned at a Belgian law firm and the Cabinet of the Federal State Secretary for Budget and Consumer Protection.